The Lane off licence

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KEELINGS off-licence on The Lane, Awsworth, is pictured here before it was closed in the 1980s.

It used to sell all sorts of remedies; one was tincture of varnica, epicuana wine and ‘two pen’orths of five ha’porths of hartshorne for coughs.

This was enough to make you better, but just like all the old remedies, they had to be diluted.

The off-licence eventually became a house.